I am going to have to have a close look at how this happens. Let me set the scene. I am doing some recruitment consulting at the moment, specialising in Project Management and Pre-Sales roles, two areas I have a lot of experience in. So I am doing this to help out a mate whilst I am looking for a permanent role for me. I never look for a role I have applied for so it is all squeaky clean and no conflict of interest.
Tonight the boss asked me if I would have a look for a Business Intelligence expert for an organisation working in the Micro Finance area. Sure, says I, “what BI tool are they going to use?”
“Either Tableau or T24″ he says”.
Now T24 I know. Tableau I wouldn’t know from a slice of pizza. So, a quick bit of googling and I turn up the web page for Tableau. That is all well and good then I noticed that there was a news release from the company saying they had made the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence solutions, in the Leader Quadrant and at the head of the field. A quick click on that link and I saw the table.
OK, so what’s my beef? I later went in to check up on my social life in Facebook and to make sure those dimwits had not switched me off “most recent” and slipped me into “top stories” again. They hadn’t but, as I started to scroll down my timeline (I like it chronologically thanks) I came across the following:
So, on my Facebook timeline I never talk about work or the companies I work for. I don’t talk anything really, other than social issues, wargaming, and why technology keeps failing for Mr Phillip.
If Tableau Software and Facebook think that this is going to have me rush out and either recommend their software or (gasp) buy it, they are seriously mistaken.
A task has been added to my next spare time (when I am not painting little toy soldiers) to scroll through all the settings on Google, Facebook and anywhere bloody else I can think of, and switch off anything that connects.
#fail #whatpissesmeoff dudes!